One in nine US Adults and one in three Hoosiers are at risk for kidney disease, but it often goes undetected until it’s severe. Factors that increase risk include high blood pressure, diabetes and a family history for kidney problems. Development Director for the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, Janine Moore says that “nearly 7,000 Hoosiers are needing life sustaining dialysis.” That’s why the Kidney Foundation holds free assessments for kidney disease. June 21 at Headwaters Park, free assessments will be offered as a part of the annual Kidney Walk event. It’s an approximate three mile walk.
Check in for the walk begins at 9a.m. For those who suffer from kidney disease the event offers supportive information and a way to connect with others going through similar situations. Information about Kidney Disease, an online quiz, walk registration and more is available on the KidneyIndiana.org website.